Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Are you planning a destination wedding here in Wisconsin? Maybe you have friends and family driving from Chicago or flying in from the west coast for your special day or long weekend celebration. There sure are some unique hidden gem wedding venues throughout Wisconsin from northern woods lodges, quaint inns and camps, depending on the ambience and vision you have. When planning a destination wedding, with a majority of your guests coming from out of town, it is extremely important to offer lodging onsite of where your wedding, pre and post wedding events are going to take place for the convenience of your guests. 

Below are 5 incredibly unique destinations your guests can spend a long weekend relaxing, with a cold Spotted Cow in hand along the shores of some of Wisconsin's charming & pretty blue lakes. 

1. Coon's Franklin Lodge, Woodruff, WI

Photo courtesy of  Coon's Franklin Lodge

Photo courtesy of Coon's Franklin Lodge

Located in the northern woods of Wisconsin by Minocqua, this beautiful lodge offers both indoor and outdoor space on Trout Lake for 130+ guests. There are also 28 comfortable cabins, on-site all inclusive dining and many fun recreational activities from tennis, golfing, boating & kayaking to keep your guests busy all weekend long in between the wedding festivities. 

2. Camp Wandawega, Elkhorn, WI

Photo courtesy of  Camp Wandawega

Photo courtesy of Camp Wandawega

This historical camp, founded in the 1920's during prohibition boasts an idyllic camp wedding venue in Elkhorn, just 16 miles north of Lake Geneva. Although this camp operates as a non-profit and often hosts band, theater and art camp for kids, it can be rented out for weekend long weddings. The resort can sleep 55 guests and can accommodate up to 150 guests for a wedding reception. 

3. River Wildlife at American Club Resort, Kohler, WI 

Photo courtesy of  River Wildlife

Photo courtesy of River Wildlife

River Wildlife is a distinguished private recreational & dining club nestled amonga wilderness preserve that encompasses more than 500 acres of unspoiled land, 5 miles of the meandering Sheboygan River and more than 18 miles of scenic woodland trails. It is a quaint country club in the woods offering 6 intimate dining rooms, cozy fireplace and offers many outdoor activities within the American Club for a long wedding weekend.

4. Inn on Madeline Island, La Pointe, WI 

Photo courtesy of  Lace Hankey Photography

Photo courtesy of Lace Hankey Photography

Imagine a beach setting with sailboats gliding by in the distance as you say I do. This charming inn on Madeline Island, near the Apostle Islands just at the northern tip of Wisconsin offers a little something for everyone. From suites, nautical lodge rooms, private condos and townhomes, outdoor pool, private beach, beachfront patio, marina and bistro, what more do you really need? It offers indoor and outdoor space that can seat up to 150 guests and on-site catering. 

5. Stout's Island Lodge, Birchwood, WI

Photo courtesy of  Stout's Island Lodge

Photo courtesy of Stout's Island Lodge

Check out this unique, historic island resort on Red Cedar Lake near Rice Lake, WI. Offering 43 guest rooms along with accommodating up to 175 guests, this is a perfect rustic island wedding! And how ahhh-mazing are those cabins with their own private dock to pull a boat up to?